Like most things in our lives, we have the concept of forgiveness completely wrong.
When we think about forgiveness, we imagined being wronged by someone and then rising above the sense of being wronged and trying to forget it.
This is practice is not sustainable and quite impossible to achieve.
Why Practice Forgiveness?
We should practice forgiveness if we want to experience release from fear.
We should practice forgiveness to remember that forgiveness is not loss but salvation.
In complete forgiveness, we recognize that there is nothing to forgive as we already are absolved completely.
In forgiveness, we release others from the slavery of their illusions by forgiving them the illusion we perceive in them.
By forgiving others we learn that we have been forgiven therefore achieve the true condition of heaven.
As we forgive others, we restore to truth what was denied to us and we will see forgiveness where we have given it.
When we practice forgiveness, those we forgive will look so beautiful to us.
In no fantasy have we ever seen anything so lovely that true forgiveness can give to us.
Forgiveness will make our hearts sign and will bring joy and happiness to us.
We will behold the beauty the spirit loves to look upon, for the spirit was created to see this in us until we learn to see it for ourselves.
All of the beauty will rise to bless our sight as we look upon the world with forgiving eyes.
For forgiveness literally transforms vision, and lets us see the real world reaching quietly and gently across chaos, removing all illusions that have twisted our perception.
The smallest leaf becomes a thing of wonder, and a blade of grass a sign of God’s perfection.
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What Is Forgiveness?
Forgiveness is the healing of the perceptions of separation from the spirit and from our brothers and sisters.
Our mind has chosen to see itself as separate from spirit and everyone else.
To forgive is to overlook.
To forgive is to look beyond error in the understanding that everything that we see is a perception that originated in our minds.
Do not believe what your perception holds, it’s an illusion.
Accept the truth that you and your brother/sister are one.
If we chose to perceive that he/she is not, we cannot know who we truly are.
Our identity is always shared, as we see in others who we think we are.
To forgive is to only remember the loving thoughts we gave in the past and those that were given us.
All the rest must be forgotten.
Forgiveness, therefore, is a selective remembering, based not on your selection.
We must be willing to forgive others for what we did not do.
In our projections, we do not see the real in others.
In our minds, we have created shadow figures that act as witnesses to demonstrate what we are not.
Because we have made them, we believe they are real and we listen to them.
They represent the evil that we think was done to us.
We bring them with us everywhere only that we may return evil for evil, hoping that their witness will enable us to think guilty of another and not harm ourselves.
Forgiveness removes only the untrue. It lifts the shadows from the world and carries it, safe and sure with its gentleness, to the bright world of new and clean perception.
There is purpose now.
And it is there that peace awaits us.
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Ego’s Plan Of Forgiveness
The ego has a totally different plan of forgiveness the spirit’s.
By following the ego’s plan we place ourselves in an impossible situation.
The Ego’s plan is to first make us see the error clearly and then overlook it.
Yet how can we overlook what we have made real?
By choosing to see it clearly, we have made the error real and cannot overlook it.
Many of us try to do this over and over again and we fail over and over again in this impossible task that the ego always leads us towards.
The ego’s plan for forgiveness is far more widely used than the spirit’s.
This is because we choose to listen to unhealed healers.
The unhealed healers are led by their egos, as they try to give what they have not received.
Do not follow the unhealed healers, follow the spirit’s plan for Forgiveness.
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Spirit’s Plan Of Forgiveness
Forgiveness that is learned of spirit does not use fear to undo fear.
It does not make real the unreal and then tries to destroy it.
Forgiveness through the spirit lies simply in looking beyond error from the beginning and thus keeping it unreal.
We cannot allow any belief in its realness enter our mind, or we will also believe that we must undo what we have made in order to forgive.
There is nothing to forgive.
No one can hurt us once we realize who we truly are.
Ask the spirit to teach you how to forgive and to restore what always was to your unforgiving mind.
If you are willing, the spirit will show us a world of light, a circle of brightness, where guilt meets with forgiveness.
Where the world outside is seen anew, without the shadow of guilt upon it.
In this world we are forgiven, for we have forgiven everyone.
Here is the new perception, where everything is bright and shining with innocence, washed in waters of forgiveness and cleansed of every evil thought we laid upon it.
Here is the dark and heavy guilt laid by and gently replaced by purity and love.
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How To Practice Forgiveness?
There is only complete forgiveness or not at all.
Before complete forgiveness, we still stand unforgiving.
We are afraid and we fear others.
Those we do not forgive we fear.
And no one reaches love with fear beside him.
The brother and sister that stand beside us still seem to be strangers.
We do not know them and our interpretation of them is very fearful.
And we attack them thinking that this will keep us unharmed.
Yet, in their hands is our salvation.
We see their madness, which we hate because we share it not understanding that forgiveness would heal it.
We have to forgive others, for we share in madness or heaven together.
Through forgiveness, we will reach heaven TOGETHER, or not at all.